Heart with Wings

Heart with Wings

heart with wing

I didn’t know who created this Heart with Wings model but word has it that it was created by Francis Ow. In retrospect, that is not surprising since he is just the king of origami hearts!

Heart with Wings is a cute origami model which will make your darling’s heart flutter and fly. The model is a little more involved compared to the other “easy” paper hearts; however, the result is quite delightful and well worth the effort.

The only hard part is step 8 which requires you to make two reverse folds. This simply means that you make a fold, then turn the paper around to make a fold along the same crease line but now, in the other direction. This is often in the form of a mountain fold followed by a valley fold (or vice versa).






Heart with Wings Instructions

heart with wings

Step 1:

Start with a square sheet of paper with the white-side facing up.
Fold in half (left to right) and unfold.
Fold in half (top to bottom) and unfold.

heart with wings

Step 2:

Fold the top-edge and the bottom-edge towards the middle crease.

heart with wings

Step 3:

Unfold the top-edge.

heart with wings

Turn the paper around.

heart with wings

Step 4:

Fold up the bottom-left and bottom-right corners so they meet in the middle.

origami winged heart

Step 5:

Fold the left-edge and right edge towards the middle.

origami winged heart

Step 6:

Unfold the last step.

origami winged heart

Step 7:

Unfold the bottom-right corner.

origami winged heart

Step 8a:

The next few steps are tricky:
fold the right-edge back in about 3/4 of the way.

origami winged heart

Step 8b:

Make a reverse fold by turning a mountain fold to a valley fold.

origami winged heart

Step 8c:

Make another reverse fold so the flap swings back in.

origami winged heart

Step 8d:

Lastly, fold up the bottom flap so the paper is folded zig-zag.
Repeat step 8 on the other side.

origami winged heart

Turn the model around.

origami winged heart

Step 9:

Fold down the entire top-section.

origami winged heart

In transition: press the paper flat.

origami winged heart

Step 10:

Make valley folds so the paper swings out and open.

origami winged heart

Step 11:

Use the existing crease to fold up the bottom-edge. The corners will flatten into points.

origami winged heart

Step 12:

Fold down the top corners so you get the top of the heart.

origami winged heart

Step 13:

Fold down the tips so the corners are more rounded.

origami winged heart

Step 14

To make the wings, make 3 valley folds with the bottom part of the model.

origami winged heart

Step 15:

Swing up the bottom part of the model.

origami winged heart

Step 16:

Make 4 valley folds in between the existing creases.

origami winged heart

Step 17:

Flip the section back down.

origami winged heart

Step 18:

Pinch the center to emphasize the creases.

origami winged heart

Step 19:

Turn the model around and you’re done!
I told you it’ll be worth it!

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